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Lot 71
STAFFORD'S GEMINI 6 CREW MISSION EMBLEM.
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£1,900 - 3,200

Lot Details
STAFFORD'S GEMINI 6 CREW MISSION EMBLEM.
CARRIED ON THE HISTORIC RENDEZVOUS MISSION.
Cloth crew mission emblem taken on the flight by Gemini 6 Pilot Thomas Stafford. Approximately 4 x 4 inches, hexagonal. Featuring two Gemini spacecraft in a rendezvous-type formation with a stitched outline using background stars to form the number "6." Mounted between paragraphs on a Typed Letter Signed by Thomas P. Stafford.

With THOMAS P. STAFFORD'S signed provenance letter, reading in part: "This Gemini 6 crew emblem is one that I carried into space on December 15, 1965 ... Commander Wally Schirra and I completed our mission on December 16. The emblem has been in my private collection since 1965. The star constellations of Gemini and Orion as well as the star Sirius are shown on the patch which represents the celestial background where the rendezvous occurred. We patterned our own constellation of a '6' using that background."
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